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Pakistani-American Haris Suleman's aircraft crashes into sea

Updated July 24, 2014

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American-born Pakistani Haris Suleman. — Photo by Shazia Hasan
American-born Pakistani Haris Suleman. — Photo by Shazia Hasan

The plane of seventeen-year-old American-born Pakistani Haris Suleman and his father Babar Suleman, who were attempting to fly around the world in 30 days, has crashed into the Pacific, DawnNews reported.

A family member confirmed that the body of Haris Suleman has been recovered by rescue teams. Babar Suleman has not been found at the time of writing.

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The Sulemans had undertaken the challenge in a bid to raise money to help educate Pakistan’s poor children.

They were being supported in their endeavor by the Citizen’s Foundation (TCF).

They started their journey from Plainfield, Indiana, in the US, on June 19, and visited Canada, Iceland, England, Greece, Egypt and the UAE before reaching Pakistan.

The last leg of the trip included Bangladesh, Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, American Samoa, Kiribati, Hawaii and California, which they had intended to cover by July 20.